Article 213 of Constitution of India

Context Telangana High Court issued notices to the State government in a writ petition challenging an Ordinance empowering government to defer payment of pension and salaries of retired and serving employees respectively. About Article 213 The Article empowers the Governor to promulgate Ordinance, during recess of legislature, if circumstances exist which render it Read More …

[Reports and Indices] Rule of law Index 2020

Context Recently the Supreme Court has asked the government to treat a writ petition for setting up expert panels to boost India’s prospects in the Rule of Law Index. India ranked 69th among 128 countries in the latest edition (2020) of the Index. What is the Rule of Law Index? a quantitative Read More …

Article 226 of Constitution of India

Context Recently the Delhi High Court has dismissed a petition seeking direction to prohibit the eviction of tenants by landlords over non-payment of renttill the COVID-19 crisis is over. The HC said that the waiver of rent cannot be granted by this court while exercising powers under Article 226 of the Constitution Read More …

40th Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council 

Context Recently, the 40th Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meeting was held. About GST Council It is a constitutional body under Article 279 A. It makes recommendations to the Union and State Government on issues related to Goods and Service Tax and was introduced by the Constitution (One Hundred and First Amendment) Act, Read More …

Ninth Schedule of Constitution 

Context Reacting to the Supreme Court’s remarks that reservation is not a fundamental right,Minister of Consumer Affairs reiterated to include all reservation-related laws in the Ninth Schedule of Constitutionso that they are shielded from judicial review. Ninth Schedule of the Constitution Contains a list of central and state laws which cannot be challenged Read More …

Operation Desert Chase

Context Recently, Rajasthan Police arrested two civil defence employees in Jaipur based on Military Intelligence (MI) inputs. The arrested employees had been passing on sensitive information to Pakistan’s spy agency ISI. About the Operation:  The operation was jointly carried out by the Army, UP ATS, and Rajasthan Police, and was named Operation ‘Desert Chase’. Both Read More …

International Religious Freedom Report 2019

Context Recently, the US State Department has released its annual International Religious Freedom (IRF) Report 2019, which is a survey of the state of religious freedom across the world. The IRF report listed countries for positive developments in religious freedom and negative examples. It discussed in detail about mob lynching’s, Read More …

Vamsadhara River

Context The Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha will hold talks to clear out all differences with regard to the sharing of Vamsadhara river waters. About Vamsadhara River It is an east-flowing river which originates in Kalahandi district of Odisha,flows in Odisha, along its boundary with Andhra Pradesh and finally joins the Bay Read More …

Krishna and Godavari River Dispute

Context The Union government is going to take stock of water utilization from the Krishna and Godavari rivers following Telangana and Andhra Pradesh filing complaints against each other. Details Telangana and Andhra Pradesh share stretches of the Krishna and the Godavari and own their tributaries. Both states have proposed several new projects without Read More …

Gairsain Summer Capital of Uttarakhand

Context Recently the Uttarakhand Governor has given her assent for declaration of Bhararisen (Gairsain) in Chamoli district as its summer capital. During the movement of statehood for Uttarakhand also, people had demanded Gairsain as the state capital claiming that it is located in the hills and is convenient for people Read More …